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Forum: Injury Recovery And Prevention

Learn how to prevent and injury, or deal with one you already have.

Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: *** OFFICIAL INGUINAL HERNIA RECOVERY Thread ***

This thread is dedicated to hernias, hernia recovery, hernia survivors, success stories. I am here for any MISCer or BB.com member if you need motivation help, advice, encouragement, words of wisdom, hints, tips, tricks, or just a fellow friend who truly knows what you are going through....

ShoulderBrah‎, 04-06-2011 01:45 AM
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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: shoulder bulletproofing: rarely about Rotator Cuff strength

This post started as a discussion about exercises for the rotator cuff as a strategy many folks seems to think helps "bulletproof" one from shoulder injury. This approach speaks to a misunderstanding it seems of the mechanics of the shoulder and where injury in the shoulder generally begins. ...

mc-‎, 09-17-2011 05:31 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: TheBroBrah's Guide To Correcting Excessive APT.

For those of you who don't know, APT stands for "Anterior Pelvic Tilt". I recently fixed my APT, i had it pretty bad, definitely a lot worse than most people. How did i get it? Playing video games 24/7 for 2 years straight. Sedentary lifestyles are the biggest cause of APT. Jobs where you are...

TheBroBrah‎, 01-15-2011 12:14 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: -Posture Correction Information and Routines-

Common Postural Deficiencies Desk Jockey: What Sitting All Day is Doing to Your Body In Defense of Overhead Lifting.............Tests for Shoulder Girdle Health Dysfunction Tests Total body corrective routines: Neanderthal No More Part I Neanderthal No More Part II Neanderthal No More...

Gzus‎, 04-14-2010 10:30 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: strategies for low back pain (it may not be about anything in the back)

THis post started life as a reply to someone having "horrible back pain" i've seen three of these in one day, so thought perhaps a general thread may help. The point of this post is to offer an alternative perspective about back pain that says it mayn't be about the back; it may be about pain...

mc-‎, 11-27-2009 10:05 AM
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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Anyone here in Pain? Here's what to do (99% of the time) - seriously (move it!)

Have you read a post like this: "i have this pain that is that might be - what do i do so i can lift again" Guess what? To Get out of Pain MORE than 9 times out of 10 the answer is a simple two parter you can test yourself 1) NEVER MOVE INTO PAIN - really - do not work through pain

mc-‎, 10-13-2011 02:43 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Complete Shoulder and RC Injury Article

Here's an article that I've alluded to a few times that I had been working on. It's finally finished. I hope you like the final product. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let me know. I'd be happy to hear constructive criticisms on the article. My goal with this article was to make a...

BernieD‎, 07-13-2005 06:45 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Quit doing your own bench liftoffs!!!

I've been in and out of numerous ortho offices the past 6 months trying to rehab a myriad of shoulder issues. A posterior labral tear being the root issue. I was unsure of the exact cause of the tear until I saw a surgeon that really understood bench form and how it relates to shoulder health. I...

davisj3537‎, 03-20-2014 06:03 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: FOLLOW your DOCTOR'S ORDERS

This subforum is for discussing strategies to get you back in the gym after you've received the green light to do so from your attending physician. There is no internet substitute for in-person, professional diagnosis and treatment of injuries. If you make a post asking about doing anything...

ironwill2008‎, 01-18-2015 09:33 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

anonymous‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Golfers Elbow: When can I start working out again?

I have golfers elbow. It was specially bad when doing pull-ups and bicep curls. I got the Theraband FlexBar and have been using it 2 times a day for the past 3 weeks. I’ve also stopped any exercises that would aggravate it. Only been doing abs and legs. Some days I barely feel it and other days it...

MortenSJ‎, Today 10:20 PM
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Pectoral Atrophy/Right sided issues

Hi All, I'll try and keep this short and summarize Male (29) -Strength training for 10 + years for various sports -Over the last 2 years noticed continuous atrophy of right pectoral (almost fully atrophied) Seems like its cut off right from the sternal head -Whole right side seems to be...

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Question Confusing Left-Sided Leg/Hip Issues

I am a 34 year old male. For the past 6 years I've had inflammatory pain on the left side of my hip. This pain comes and goes. When it flares up, it can be pretty excruciating and last for days. Pain may be present in my inner thigh, the hip joint, and behind the leg. When this started I had been...

AnduinX‎, 08-16-2019 06:52 PM
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Tight upper traps

I went to see a physical therapist awhile back for pain in my shoulder/trap area, and she told me that the pain was caused due to dominant upper traps and weak lower traps. She prescribed some exercises(y-raise, t-raise, shoulder rotational exercises) and stretches(door pec stretch, trap stretch,...

smallifter68‎, Yesterday 08:42 PM
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Iliopsoas caused a herniated disc?

From The Evolved Athlete: A Guide for Elite Sport Enhancement I am wondering, if tight/weak iliopsoas could cause me a herniated disc? Maybe somebody could bring some further insight regarding this and also about " This can cause many of the surrounding muscles to compensate" ? More...

HeMB‎, 10-11-2019 11:06 AM
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Eye strain

hello im a female... i used to train about 2 yrs ago at the gym doing weight lifting with a PT, then stopped due to personal circumstances....i did do the odd free weights exercises at home, nothing strenuous though. my aim was to gain about 1stone of weight, which i did (muscle and fat) ...

dp1982‎, 10-10-2019 02:49 AM
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Lower back pain from sitting, not squatting.

I'm beginning to have a back pain again that I have had in the past, but have never been able to determine the exact cause. I felt fine and then took a week off of lifting and think that falling asleep sitting on the couch has lead to the pain. Last time it moved from lower left side for a couple...

gijoe985‎, 10-09-2019 02:11 PM
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Angry Knee pain on the inside of my knee

Hi all, I find myself getting knee pain anytime I do deadlifts, lunges, hiit the pain comes back on the inside of my knee but goes away, I believe i need to work on strengthening my glutes and working on my flexibility to stop this pain. Today my knee feels fine since it's been 2 weeks since...

theboss88‎, 10-07-2019 06:04 PM
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Exclamation Weird Wrist Pain/Injury Today

I did my morning workout. Same ole, nothing new... But the very last set of the last exercise I was doing seated machine rows and my wrist got a shooting pain on the outside underneath right where my hand meets the arm. I was not bending my wrist, nor pulling a heavier weight. It is deload week,...

ChuckersT‎, 10-08-2019 05:55 AM
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Rotator Cuff / Bicep Tenodesis Surgery; Recovery Log

hello all... i had surgery to repair 2 large rotator cuff tears and a ruptured bicep tendon at the shoulder on April 22, 5 days ago. i will document my recovery to provide info to those facing this. There is a lot available on youtube and in internet forums like bb.com, but not so much specific to...

tkdnj‎, 04-27-2015 09:13 AM
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Right chest missing a muscle?

Hey guys. I need some help. I dont have insurance so i was wondering if i can get a diagnosis here lol. I feel like im missing the upper pec muscle in my right chest. When im doing my chest workouts i feel a good pump on my left pec, but my right pec doesnt feel like its being worked out at all,...

Bigjoe247‎, 12-28-2012 06:05 PM
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Nerves in Shoulder - No bench for 6 weeks and counting, Muscle Loss?

Hey, I've posted another thread in the upper section about my shoulder injury. New question though.. I'm currently cutting down to 10% bf. -500cal/day. About 6 weeks ago I developed a pain in my right shoulder. Have been going to the physio, initially thought it was my AC joint, but 6...

mojojonz‎, 09-30-2019 08:02 PM
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Trapezius overuse injury tingling feeling

Initial injury occurred after a heavy chest day. I woke up and couldn’t move my head to the left or up. Spent 2 weeks resting, then started working back into shoulder and chest exercises. Everything seemed good until I think went too heavy to fast and reinjured it. Repeated this same cycle 2 more...

throwmeaway3020‎, 10-05-2019 07:02 AM
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pain in front of the elbow joint when hammer curling

whenever i hammer curl i feel a pain in front of elbow joint where biceps kinda connects with forearm , its like its burning ( i know its suposed to burn but not like this ) and i feel my veins are ready to pop , i can still do the reps and still workout with heavy weight when i curl with palms...

samoilaaa‎, 10-05-2019 04:05 AM
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How to identify pain source

Since I have started back lifting weights a few months ago, I’ve have some wrist, elbow, and shoulder pain, but I can’t identify any particular exercise that is causing it. I assume the weightlifting is the culprit since it didn’t exist before I started lifting. I read advice to not work...

hulkfan‎, 09-27-2019 07:14 AM
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Ulnar pain during wrist curls

When I do any motion that involves my left hand doing a curling motion, I feel pain a bit below the ulnar side of my wrist. This usually occurs in the later part or right after the motion. Because it's about wrist curls, it occurs also in bicep curls, as my wrist must maintain the position in order...

heiroi‎, 10-03-2019 01:14 PM
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Pain in lower leg

For the past few weeks when I have been training calves (calf raises) when I bring my heel down to get the stretch on the muscle I feel pain in my left calf, it feels like something is about to tear apart and I’m not sure if it’s a problem with my calf muscle, Achilles’ tendon, both or something...

Jrepovz‎, 10-03-2019 07:37 AM
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Shoulder blade sore after chest day

For chest day I do incline dumb bell press, bench press and overhead cable flys. My left shoulder always feels weird when doing chest. The next day my left shoulder blade is sore no pain just a soreness. Any theories on what this could be

TheDestroyer32‎, 10-02-2019 12:43 PM
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Unhappy sciatica/piriformis syndrome

this hurts so much. i dont know if its real sciatica or just piriformis but it hurts like hell. i tried to do some stretches but i can barely do em and idk if im doing them correctly. i dont know how this happened. mabye because i started squatting? as im writing this so much pain is going...

TopHeavyMirin‎, 09-28-2019 03:08 AM
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Pretty paranoid about possible shoulder injury/labral tear, could someone please offe

Long story short, I arm wrestled and stupidly held a bad position for a long time. I felt no pain afterwards, however days after I noticed my right shoulder was clicking deeply when I rolled my shoulder, thankfully no pain. I took some time off, and went back to working out, and was just as strong...

greenmachine9‎, 10-01-2019 04:03 AM
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deep sharp upper back pain (right scapula pain) from squats

Hi, almost 2 years ago i did a top set of 5 (squat) and in the 4th rep i felt a sharp pain between the T spine and the right scapula, at first I thought that was a muscle tear so I didnt freak out but the pain didnt go away... I went to a physical therapist and chiropractor and nothing helps......

EvyA205‎, 10-01-2019 05:13 AM
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Can someone recomend me some strengthen exercises for my delts

For a while now I thought i injured my rotator cuffs but i have been strengthening for a while and it still seems the same. I'm assuming atm that it is a problem with my delts. Can someone recommend some delt light strengthening exercise.

lookupmkultra‎, 09-30-2019 02:25 PM
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Pain in upper bicep when flexing

Hello fellow bodybuilders, tonight after hitting biceps and back in the gym I experienced a kind of sharp pain at the top of my bicep almost where the peak would be when flexing. It doesn't hurt if I don't flex hard and it doesn't hurt in general only when I flex hard. Was curious as to your...

TheDestroyer32‎, 09-28-2019 11:34 PM
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Broken Radius and Ulna

Hi All, I had accident on my MTB and broke my radius and Ulna bones near the elbow. Had surgery done and now i've got two plates and 13 screws, I've already removed my cast but my range of motion is not back yet ( supination, pronation, flexation), Doctor say do not do weight bearing for 6...

jonnybravo16‎, 09-28-2019 09:10 AM
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Posterior shoulder tear/tendinitis?

I had pain in the back of both of my shoulders for months but stupidly trained through it. Now I have terrible pain in my right shoulder. I have rested it for a month which did no good. I tried all kinds of rotator cuff exercises and stretches for another month and they make it much much worse. I...

LeeDrury1978‎, 09-27-2019 02:19 AM
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